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The Cat® 385C Material Handler is specifically designed for the scrap and material handling customer.


Engine Model Cat® C18 ACERT™ Cat® C18 ACERT™ Less
Net Flywheel Power 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Net Power - ISO 9249 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Net Power - SAE J1349 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 513.0 hp 382.0 kW Less
Bore 5.7 in 145.0 mm Less
Stroke 7.2 in 171.0 mm Less
Displacement 1106.0 in3 18.1 L Less

Operating Specifications

Max. Reach 71.52 ft 21.8 m Less

Hydraulic System

Maximum Flow (each of two pumps) 129.0 gal/min 490.0 L/min Less
Max. Pressure Travel 5080.0 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Max. Pressure - Swing 3770.0 psi 26000.0 kPa Less
Pilot System Max. Flow 24.0 gal/min 90.0 L/min Less
Swing System - Maximum Flow 119.0 gal/min 450.0 L/min Less


Operating Weight 204184.0 lb 92616.0 kg Less


Shipping Height - Cab Tipped 13.2 ft 4023.0 mm Less
Operating Width 15.75 ft 4801.0 mm Less
Shipping Length 50.72 ft 15460.0 mm Less
Rear of carrier to end of boom 50.72 ft 15460.0 mm Less

Swing Mechanism

Swing Torque 150831.0 lb ft 204.5 kN·m Less
Swing Speed 6.5 RPM 6.5 RPM Less


Shoes (each side) 51 51 Less
Rollers (each side) 9 9 Less
Overall Track Length 29.5 in 749.3 mm Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 26.7 gal 101.0 L Less
Engine Oil 17.2 gal 65.0 L Less
Swing Drive 5.0 gal 19.0 L Less
Final Drive (each) 5.6 gal 21.0 L Less
Hydraulic System (including tank) 263.0 gal 995.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 214.0 gal 810.0 L Less


Maximum Drawbar Pull 133090.0 lb 592.0 kN Less
Maximum Travel Speed 2.8 mph 4.4 km/h Less


Cab/FOGS Standards Optional operator protection guards meeting SAE J1356 and ISO 3449. Optional operator protection guards meeting SAE J1356 and ISO 3449. Less


Brake Standards Meets the following standards: SAE J1026 APR90 Meets the following standards: SAE J1026 APR90 Less

385C MH Two-piece Fronts by Caterpillar

The two-piece fronts meet your material handling needs with excellent lift performance and working range whether operating in close or at full reach. Built for strong performance and long service life.

C18 Engine with ACERT™ Technology

Built for power, reliability, economy and low emissions.


The 385C MH structural components are the backbone of the machine's durability.

Cat Material Handler Hydraulic Systems

The 385C MH hydraulic system is designed to handle the specific requirements of the Material Handling Industry.

Additional Features

The 385C MH has been designed with many benefit adding features to enhance the machine's performance in material handling applications.

Service and Maintenance

Fast, easy service has been designed in with extended service intervals, advanced filtration, convenient filter access and user-friendly electronic diagnostics for increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs.

Complete Customer Support

CAT® Dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

385C MH Standard Equipment

  • Choice of barge or scrap front

  • 75 Ampere alternator
  • Base machine light (Frame)
  • Lights, cab mounted (Two)
  • Horn - Signal warning
  • Lights, Boom (four)

  • Polycarbonate windows except laminated glass in retractable front windshield, 70/30 tempered glass in removable lower windshield and sliding upper door window
  • Heated seat, air suspension with high backseat with headrest, adjustable arm rest and retractable cloth seat belt
  • Monitor
  • Full graphic color display
  • Start up level check for hydraulic and engine oil and engine coolant
  • Working hour information
  • Machine condition, Error code and tool mode setting information
  • 24V AM/FM radio with two stereo speakers (includes antennae)
  • Openable polycarbonate skylight with sunshade
  • Windshield wiper / washers (upper/lower)
  • Positive filtered ventilation
  • Air conditioner with auto climate control and defroster
  • Instrument panel and gauges
  • Hydraulic filter warning light
  • Interior lighting
  • Coat hook
  • Ashtray with lighter
  • Literature compartment
  • Storage compartment suitable for lunch box
  • Neutral lever for all controls
  • Joystick operated grapple/calm open and close control
  • Joysticks, electrically operated, adjustable with integral electrical switches for operation of grapple rotate and magnet lift drop
  • Toggle switch in RH console to switch between magnet and grapple operation
  • Travel control pedals with removable hand levers
  • Floor mat
  • Beverage holder
  • Bolt on FOGS capacity
  • Rear window exit

  • Cat C18 Diesel engine with 24-volt electric starting
  • Emission package to meet Tier 3
  • Automatic engine speed control with manual return to idle
  • Water separator in fuel line
  • Water level indicator
  • S•O•S Sampling for engine and hydraulic systems
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Dual element radiator with radiator and oil cooling side by side
  • Variable-speed cooling fan
  • Muffler
  • Fuel filter
  • High ambient cooling

  • Wide carbody with swivel guard
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Track-type sealed undercarriage
  • Center section track guiding guards
  • 750mm (30") Triple grouser shoes (51 sections)
  • Grease lubricated track
  • Heavy duty track motor guards

  • Fully pressurized hydraulic system
  • Auxiliary pump and lines to drive generator
  • Medium pressure auxiliary hydraulic circuit for powering rotating grapples (includes valves and lines)
  • Boom based screens for grapple/bucket circuit
  • High pressure grapple/bucket open close hydraulic circuit

  • Heavy duty upper frame with bottom guards
  • Door locks, cap locks and Caterpillar one-key security system
  • Mirrors (Frame-right, Cab-left)
  • MH Counterweight
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Fine swing
  • Travel alarm
  • Cold weather starting aids
  • Sun Screen
  • Product link ready
  • Door mounted filters standard with scrap front
  • Automatic reversing fans

385C MH Optional Equipment

Guard, Falling Objects

40 kW hydraulic driven solid state generator

Magnet, Walker
  • Scrapmaster Magnet

Rear Window Exit with internal and external opening latch
  • NOTE: This is mandatory in the province of British Columbia

Cab mounted lighting

Door mounted filters optional with barge front